Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Entries with the tag: blair betts

Betts Fails Physical, Returned To Flyers

via Scott MacArthur tweet,

Blair Betts (shoulder) returned to #Flyers by #Habs as damaged goods, reports @TSNBobMcKenzie

Betts had been claimed on waivers by the Canadiens.

added 2:12pm,

NEW YORK (October 9, 2011)—Forward Blair Betts, who was claimed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens from the Philadelphia Flyers on October 5, has been returned to the Flyers, per NHL By-Law 11.8 (a),  the National Hockey League announced today.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman rendered the decision after reviewing submissions from both Clubs.  By-Law 11.8 (a) states: “The Member Club acquiring a player by waiver claim shall take an assignment of the player’s contract. Nevertheless, if the Commissioner determines that a player acquired by waiver claim is not physically fit at the time the claim is made, the Member Club making the claim may refuse to take an assignment of such player’s contract and the request for waivers shall be cancelled.”

In reaching his decision, Commissioner Bettman stated: “While it is clear that both clubs have acted in good faith in this unique situation (i.e. a waiver claim), I am not prepared to dispute the conclusion of the Montreal Club doctors that Mr. Betts was physically unfit to play at the time of the claim. Therefore, it is my decision that, per League By-Laws, the appropriate resolution to this matter is to restore the parties to the position they were in prior to the waiver claim on Oct. 5.”

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blair+betts

Betts Claimed By Montreal

via TSN,

The Montreal Canadiens added some depth to their bottom two lines on Wednesday, claiming forward Blair Betts off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.

Betts, who was waived by the Flyers on Tuesday, is expected to join the Canadiens in Toronto when the club takes on the Maple Leafs in their season opener.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blair+betts

Betts Still Unsigned in Philly

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

First-year wingers James van Riemsdyk and Mika Pyorala were on the 22-man roster that the Flyers submitted to the NHL yesterday.

Center Blair Betts was not.

Betts, 29, is trying to make the team on a tryout contract. After yesterday’s practice in Voorhees, general manager Paul Holmgren said he was still negotiating with Betts’ agent, Steve Kotlowitz. The two sides appear to be at a stalemate.

Betts, whose agent did not return phone calls, made $615,000 with the New York Rangers last season. He has excelled on face-offs and on the penalty kill in the preseason.

“We’ll see how it goes over the next day,” Holmgren said of talks with Betts’ agent. He said if a deal isn’t completed by today, “then it’s probably not going to happen.”

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Philadelphia Flyers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blair+betts

Brashear Gets Six Games

TORONTO (April 27, 2009) - Washington Capitals forward Donald Brashear has been suspended for a total of six games as a result of two separate incidents—one prior to and one during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series Sunday against the New York Rangers.

Brashear was suspended one game for initiating contact with Rangers forward Colton Orr during the pre-game warm-up. Brashear was suspended for five additional games for a blind-side hit on New York forward Blair Betts at 9:54 of the first period.

“Brashear delivered a shoulder hit to an unsuspecting player,” said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. “It is also my opinion that the hit was delivered late and targeted the head of his opponent, causing significant injury.”

Brashear’s suspension will be served beginning tomorrow night when the Capitals meet the Rangers in Game Seven of the series. The suspension will extend through the Capitals’ next five 2009 playoff games, the 2009-10 regular season, or both, as circumstances warrant.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blair+betts, donald+brashear

Is Mike Green On The Carpet Too?

from Capitals Outsider,

ESPN just retracted on SportsCenter, stating that Mike Green and Donald Brashear have not been suspended, yet. However they both now have a hearing at 1pm today. This is according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

more

added 11:16am, via TSN,

Sources tell TSN Betts suffered a broken orbital bone from the Brashear hit and is likely done for the playoffs.

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blair+betts, donald+brashear, mike+green

Brashear Hit On Betts Today

Donald Brashear with a hard hit on Blair Betts today.

Brashear received a 2 minute minor for roughing as did Paul Mara of the Rangers.

Elbow, shoulder, late hit or just a clean hit?

Betts has not returned to the game and no report on his condition.

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blair+betts, donald+brashear

NY Rangers Expect Drury Back Tonight

From the Globe & Mail:

Chris Drury is in pain with what is thought to be bruised ribs but the New York Rangers centre expects to play Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

But the Rangers will be missing checking centre Blair Betts and winger Sean Avery when they try to avoid elimination from the NHL playoffs Tuesday night at the hands of the Penguins. The Penguins lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-final 3-0.

continued…

P.S. I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume the writer—David Shoalts, I believe—meant “Thursday night.” Tonight.

Update 2:22pm ET:  More help for the Blueshirts. From Larry Brooks at the NY Post,

Lauri Korpikoski (center), the 21-year-old out of Finland who was the 19th overall selection in the 2004 Entry Draft, is expected to make his NHL debut tonight vs. Pittsburgh.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: blair+betts, chris+drury, sean+avery

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts